Plastic Covered Furniture: Urban Legend?


Has anyone ever met anyone with actual plastic covered furniture? The idea of covering your furniture in plastic has been made fun of a lot in movies (Little Shop of Horrors, Fido, etc.) but I don't recall ever actually seeing it in real life. [This image I uploaded, though, is strangely reminiscent of a certain trailer in Hermosa...] I know that, when I was a little kid in San Francisco, lots of old people- including my grandparents- had plastic lamp shade covers. That was common. That's not what I mean, though. I mean, have you ever seen an actual couch, love seat, easy chair, or other living-room like furniture actually in a lived-in home, actually covered in a fitted plastic cover for the sake of style and/or cleanliness possibilities? Anyone? I anxiously await your comments.

4 comments:

  1. I've seen them in cars. I thought that Alvin and Amy had them on their living room furniture in SF, and removed them when we came to visit. Maybe I'm wrong, though.

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  2. If they removed it, how did you know it was there?

    I know I got in trouble at there house once for, "getting sun block all over the Chesterfield" (by sitting on it:)).

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  3. I just assumed, I guess. I mean, it would have been so in character for them...

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  4. I remember lots of people having those plastic runners on their floors, to keep the carpet from getting worn down. I seem to remember someone having a plastic-covered couch, but I can't place it in my mind. I know I have sat on one before- I remember my legs sticking to it. But I do have quite a vivid (and odd) imagination.

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